Julie O'Hehir rode Robertea and Jo Powell's, QH/ASH stallion Boonara Double Trouble in the Open Assoc. Prelim. to score 63.3% and take second place.
Scoring 55.8% in the Official Novice, Juanita Porter riding Lemrac's Laureate. If you think the name is familiar it is because Juanita also started the National Champion Hack, Lemrac's Dancing Poet.
Gillian Jan rode Wilkinson to score 60.60% for third place in the 2.4 Associate Senior Teat.
Winner of the Junior Assoc. Preliminary scoring 62%., Taylor Gebert riding Orana Park Royalty.
Winner of the Senior Assoc. Novice scoring 63.4%, Teresa Cunnington riding TC Worrior.
Winner of the Open Accoc. Prelim scoring 66.2%, Lisa Mutimer riding El Gems Toby Lerone.
Brooke Bond rode Trigger Proud View Joe to score 55.6% in the Senior Assoc. Novice.
Kathleen Davey rode Morning Side Cheek to Cheek in the Open Assoc. to score 59.1%.
Scoring 55.8 in the Open Assoc. Prelim., Michaela Bradley riding Claredale Mayfair.
Ringmaster Ken Hatfield.
Rain Smit rode Bouncing Sam Jago in the Assoc. Inter. Prelim.
Looking very pleased with her performances, Pam Crellin who rode Checkmate to win the Medium and Official Advance tests.
Jan Smith (right) was very pleased to catch up with life long friend Nita McAuley, who was a member of the Australian Dressage team in 1976 and 1980. No longer involved with the equestrian world, Nita now paints, winning the landscape section at this years' Darwin Royal, and plays the violin.
Danila Muinos rode Colour The Dream in the Open Assoc. Prelim. to score 50.8%.
Scoring 55.8% in the Open Assoc. Prelim, Michelle Braham riding Bettana Charlie.
Susan Barton-Johnson rode Amana Valley Rococo in the Open Assoc. Prelim. to score 52.5%.
Jane Shaw riding Moolabulla Jazz reports to Interstate judge, Jan Smith and pencillor Paulette Tolley.
Samantha Charlton rode Stoneage in the dressage at Darwin Royal.
Jessica Harbidge rode her Waler mare, Sandpalm Alice in the Open Assoc. Prelim, to score 53.7%.
Justine Burgess rode Rush Hour in the Assoc. Inter. Preliminary to score 53.7%.
Kim Pass rode Ruby Tuesday in the Open Assoc. Novice to score 57.6%.
Winner of the Open Assoc. Novice, Koal Wrigley riding Hollybrooke Milton, scoring 64%.
Ashlee Upton rode Jexy in the Junior Assoc. Prelim. to score 57.2 % and place second.
Jodi Luke rode Bunda Boston in the Official Novice to score 62% and take second place..
Zoe Smith rode Jokare Hush in the Official Novice to score 60.4% and place third.
A couple of long legged cowboys at the famous multicultural Mindil markets. If you are ever in Darwin do not miss browsing (and tasting) the food stands of Mindle Market and dining on the beach while the sun sets.
When you come from Melbourne it is hard to believe you are in the same country, sitting on Mindil beach in July watching the sunset into the Arafura sea with the temperature about 28 C.